modigliani quartet

Starting our 74th Season with a Bonus Concert from the Modigliani Quartet

January 26, 2022

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the bonus performance that opened up our 74th season. It was a great success!

This was our first concert since the pandemic began, and we’re thrilled to be back. There’s really nothing as special as the sharing the unique experience that each chamber music performance brings to an audience and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

“Life is about being together, and sharing beautiful memories,”

says violinist, Amaury Coeytaux, of the Modigliani Quartet. They were our bonus concert to start off our 2021-2022 series.

This was our first engagement with this French Quartet, who have toured exclusively throughout most of Europe, the United States, Japan, South America, and now, Vancouver. We were honored to have been the last stop of their American-Canadian tour.

Known for their witty playfulness and youthful energy, they have fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile. Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the largest daily newspapers in Germany, describes the group as,

“One of today’s best quartets in the world…Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level. ”

“It is a real treat to hear with what panache, what witty playfulness, what youthful energy the quartet plays, yet never yielding to casualness.”

“…balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style.”

The Modigliani Quartet plays on four outstanding Italian instruments, and consists of:

Amaury Coeytaux (violin)
Loïc Rio (violin)
Laurent Marfaing (viola)
François Kieffer (cello)

The quartet performs and commissions a wide range of contemporary work, and have performed the following, at The Vancouver Playhouse on November 16, 2021:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No.17 in B-flat major, K458 “The Hunt”
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.3. Sz.85
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

If you missed them play, please enjoy this snippet of the Modigliani Quartet in rehearsal, taken in advance of their performance. A return to life!

Don’t miss out on the rest! There are still subscriptions available, at our special celebratory season’s rates (read: reduced). View our schedule as well for our upcoming concerts.

Which concert of the season are you most looking forward to?